Inside The Private Club That’s Like Soho House Meets WeWork

The upscale work/stay/play concept is planning a national rollout.

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Annie Schlechter

Philadelphia’s Fitler Club aims to create a unique space where would-be leaders and achievers can work, stay and play in a luxe, industrial-chic setting. Launched by former Equinox executive David Gutstadt in 2019, the sprawling Fitler Club boasts 136,000-square feet of amenities-filled space. 

There’s a 14-room hotel, a massive gym and spa, screening room, pool, game room with bowling alley and vintage arcade games, virtual golf simulator, multiple eateries, and more than 34,000 square-feet of workspace and private office suites. 

A Loft Suite 

Located on the banks of Philly’s Schuylkill River near the Amtrak-accessible 30th Street Station, Fitler Club hopes to roll out several more members-only clubs across the country that blend the flexible workspace solutions of WeWork with the luxury lifestyle vibes of Soho House.

The bowling alley inside the Trophy Room 

Future Fitler Club off-shoots—locations in Dallas, Boston, Washington D.C. and Toronto have been discussed—will have names that reference their respective home cities (“Fitler” is a nod to Philly’s Fitler Square neighborhood). 

Upstairs in the Trophy Room 

Prospective members of the Philly location can apply on the website and fill out an extensive application to join the club, where lower-tier memberships start at more than $5,000-per-year. 

The screening room 

In the meantime, check out a rare peek inside Fitler Club, which is currently operating at a limited capacity due to the pandemic, so it’s even more exclusive than usual.

“The Living Room”
The Back Bar 
A board room at Fitler Club
A Fitler Club guest room
The lobby
The balcony
A master suite
The terrace